Through its global grants programs, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation has awarded a USD $3,000 grant to the BGCSC to support their efforts to fight childhood obesity through the implementation of the Kids Café/Healthy Habits program. Representing the MDRT Foundation, Bob Joki, Of Bob Joki, CLU, and Assoc., presented the grant award check on March 3rd at the South Everett/Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club.
The BGCSC’s Kids Café Healthy Habits program focuses on increasing the health and wellness of our youth and combating childhood obesity through nutrition education, making it possible for kids to receive their required daily nutrition through meals/snacks that they would otherwise not have access to. Health and community-based organizations nation-wide agree that malnutrition negatively impacts children in the areas of cognitive development, and academic performance. Bill Tsoukalas, Executive Director of BGCSC, states, “We are grateful for the generous support of the MDRT Foundation. Their partnership and support of our Kids Café/Healthy Habits program will help us addresses food insecurity among low income youth in Snohomish County.”